National Youth Chefs Training Programme (NYCTP)

488 YOUTH TO GRADUATE FROM NATIONAL YOUTH CHEFS TRAINING PROGRAMME (NYCTP)   

The Department of Tourism will host graduation ceremonies to r learners who participated in the National Youth Chefs Training Programme in the 2017/18 financial year.  

Launched in 2011, the National Youth Chefs Training Programme (NYCTP) forms a part of the broader objectives of the National Tourism Sector Strategy to address skills shortages in the hospitality and tourism sector by capacitating unemployed youth and graduates. 

Learners participated in a 10-month training course with the South African Chefs Association that comprised of 30% theory, and 70% work integrated learning (Industry placement). Four hundred and eighty-eight (488) learners from the across the country will graduate as Chefs and receive certificates accredited by City & Guilds in the following: 

- Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking (8065-01)
- Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (8065-02)
- Patisserie (Pastry) in Food Preparation and Cooking (8065-03

Members of the Media are invited to attend the NYCTP graduation ceremonies as follows: 

National Youth Chefs Training Programme Graduation - Eastern Cape Province   

Date: 04 October 2018
Venue: Westview sports Club – Port Elizabeth (Eastern Cape)  
Time: 09H00 – 14h00
Officiated by Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thabethe  

National Youth Chefs Training e Graduation - KwaZulu-Natal Province  

Date: 05 October 2018
Venue: Greyville convention centre – Durban (KwaZulu-Natal) 
Time: 09H00 – 14h00

National Youth Chefs Training Programme Graduation – Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces   

Date: 09 October 2018
Venue: Meropa Casino - Polokwane (Limpopo)  
Time: 09H00 – 14h00

National Youth Chefs Training Programme Graduation – Gauteng and North Provinces    

Date: 11 October 2018
Venue: OR Tambo Precinct, Wattville
Time: 09H00 – 14h00

National Youth Chefs Training Programme Graduation – Free- State and Northern Cape Provinces 

Date: 16 October 2018
Venue: llanga Estate – Frans Kleynhans Road, plot 9, Groenvlei - Bloemfontein 
Time: 09H00 – 14h00

National Youth Chefs Training Programme Graduation – Western Cape Province 

Date: 18 October 2018
Venue: Belmont Square – Rondebosch – Cape Town 
Time: 09H00 – 14h00

National Youth Chefs Training Programme Graduation – Western Cape Province 

Date: 19 October 2018
Venue: Francois Ferreira Academy – George 
Time: 09H00 – 14h00

Enquiries:

Ms. Sindi Zwane
Deputy Director: Media liaison and Electronic Communications 
Telephone: +27 (0) 12 444 6612
Cell: +27 (0) 81 267 4665
E- mail: szwane@tourism.gov.za